Brewing up some motivation

April 4, 2007

Homebrew By the size of my gut, it’s pretty self-evident that I’m partial to a good beer every now and again.

M-co have kindly accommodated YouDo within their offices, so imagine my delight when my friends there suggested that we hold a home brew competition.   Brilliant!   The buzz is really beginning to gather some momentum now that the beers are nicely brewing.  It’s bringing a good sense of competition around the place and the levels of banter are moving to new levels.  People are really looking forward to it.

Actually, we kind of new this was coming.  Back in late November, Neil Miller from Real Beer New Zealand kindly held a corporate beer tasting session for us.  What a great night!  I had been working at M-co for a number of years, and this one was top of the pile of the corporate events we had held.  We vowed to make the next one even more special.

We have about five weeks to go before the final brew is ready (that’s mine on the left), and Neil is promising a few special “guest beers” on the night.  We’re even going to blog the event live!

Over the years, we’ve held a wide range of corporate events to stir up the ole’ motivation.  These have included:

  • Corporate mini golf (i.e. build your own course within the office).  Still an annual event.
  • Treasure hunts
  • Corporate It’s a Knockout
  • BBQ at the Big Cheese’s gaff
  • BBQ at Frank Kitts Park
  • Sailing out on the harbour
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Toilet Racing
  • Rafting, abseiling and rappelling in the Wairarapa
  • Corporate triathlon and team challenges
  • Numerous fancy dress and black tie dinner-do’s
  • Movie nights
  • Pool (the snooker variety) parties
  • Karaoke

I’d love to know what other zany things other people get up to.

But seriously, if you’re looking at doing something different for a team or company bash, give Neil a yell.  It’s a really good night, and contrary to what you might think, you’ll learn a lot.   Hey, if it even catches on we could even hold an industry wide competition.

Brewing 2.0.

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